Norwegian Extremist Andres Breivik Declared Sane, Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

Friday, August 24, 2012

A court in Norway has sentenced Anders Breivik to 21 years in prison for his role in the worst peacetime crime in the country's history.

Last year Brevik killed 77 people and wounded hundreds when he bombed buildings in Norway's capital Oslo and then fired on a summer youth camp on Utoya island. Twenty-one years is the maximum sentence allowed under Norwegian law, but there's a possiblity that the sentence could be extended later.

Mark Lewis is reporting from the courtroom in Oslo for our partner, The New York Times. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is a Professor of Social Anthropology at Oslo University.


Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Mark Lewis

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